[T3] Alternators for T-3's...
bfye at canyonville.net
Fri Apr 27 18:05:24 PDT 2012
As someone with an alternator on his car for 10 years and lots of
miles... I can say that I. Finally used up my first belt and haven't
lost a. VR on the car ;)
On 4/27/12, Bobsnotch at aol.com <Bobsnotch at aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 4/27/2012 8:24:55 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> topnotch at nycap.rr.com writes:
> Well, I know not everybody agree's with me but I gotta say, I think its
> a waste of time and money going to an alternator especially with a stock
> near stock car. Yes, alternators are more efficient but ya know, when I
> the T4 engine in it with the Bosch alternator I still didn't have positive
> charging at idle and could see no difference in any of the electric's over
> the stock T3 generator and I have lots of extra loads on the system like
> dual beam headlights, foglights, power windows, and a whole trailer full
> lights that gets pulled for hours at a time in the summer.
> I do need to replace brushes every 40K mi or so, but that's cheap and
> Just my opinion...
> Well for some, the idea of going to an alternator is that it provides a
> stable voltage for the FI. Others like the idea of it charging the battery
> idle, while it might appeal to some that it's cheaper than buying a t-3
> rebuilt one, who's quality is iffy.
> Bob 65 Notch S with sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
> 64 T-34 Ghia (Wolfie)
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